Jimmy Robinson

Jimmy Robinson (born January 3, 1953 in New York, New York) is a former American football wide receiver and retired wide receivers coach of the National Football League. He played for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers during his playing career. He was a wide receivers coach in professional football since 1984, coaching for the Memphis Showboats, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, and most recently the Dallas Cowboys.

Jimmy Robinson
No. 85
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:January 3, 1953 (age 66)
New York, New York
Career information
College:Georgia Tech
NFL Draft:1975 / Round: 15 / Pick: 367
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
As Coach
  • Super Bowl champion (XLV) (as Wide Receivers coach with Green Bay Packers)
Career NFL statistics
Receiving Yards:1,437
Player stats at NFL.com

Playing career

High School

Robinson played his high school football at Ridgeview High School in North Atlanta.


Robinson was a star wide receiver for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets from 1971-1974. During his career he caught 101 passes for 1,633 yards and 13 touchdowns. In 1981, he was inducted into Georgia Tech's Hall of Fame and Tech's all-time team in 1992.


Robinson was drafted in the 15th round of the 1975 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He signed with the New York Giants in 1976. He led the Giants in receptions in 1977 with 22 and 1978 with 32. He also scored the first touchdown in Giants Stadium history in a pass from Craig Morton. After a season each with the San Francisco 49ers (1980) and the Denver Broncos (1981), he retired with 85 receptions for 1,437 yards and six touchdowns.

Coaching career

Memphis Showboats

Robinson's first coaching position came in 1984 when he became the wide receivers / tight ends coach for the United States Football League's Memphis Showboats. He spent two seasons coaching for the Showboats before the league folded.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

In 1987 Robinson returned to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to be their wide receivers coach. He coached for the Yellow Jackets from 1987 to 1989.

Atlanta Falcons

In 1990 Robinson joined the Atlanta Falcons, where he helped Andre Rison and Michael Haynes to the top of the NFL's touchdown receptions list for a tandem. The next year, he helped Rison and Mike Pritchard led the league again in the category. Overall, he coached the Falcons from 1990 to 1993.

Indianapolis Colts

In 1994, he joined the Indianapolis Colts staff, where he helped launch the career of Marvin Harrison, who became only the third rookie in club history to lead the team in receiving. He coached the Colts from 1994-1997.

New York Giants

In 1998 Robinson returned to the New York Giants, where he spent most of his playing career. As the Giants wide receiver coach for six seasons, he steered that unit to the most successful seasons in club history. In 1999, Amani Toomer and Ike Hilliard became the first pair of Giants receivers to combine to surpass 2,000 yards. In 2001, he helped his unit catch a team-record 186 passes for 2,680 yards and 15 touchdowns and a trip to Super Bowl XXXV. He helped Amani Toomer become one of the best wide receivers in Giants history. He coached the Giants from 1998 to 2003.

New Orleans Saints

In 2004 Robinson joined the New Orleans Saints. During his first season he helped guide Joe Horn to tie a career best and match the NFC lead with 94 receptions and set Saints records with 1,399 receiving yards and 11 touchdown grabs. He coached for the Saints in 2004 and 2005.

Green Bay Packers

In 2006, Robinson joined Green Bay Packers new head coach Mike McCarthy's staff. Robinson's dedication to fundamentals and his focus on details has helped mold a mixture of veterans and younger players into a productive unit in Green Bay. Donald Driver had two Pro Bowl trips in 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he helped Greg Jennings finish tied for fourth in the NFL in receiving touchdowns with 12. In 2010, Robinson's final season in Green Bay, the Packers won Super Bowl XLV, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 31-25.

Dallas Cowboys

Robinson was hired by the Dallas Cowboys on February 11, 2011 as the assistant head coach and wide receivers coach. Robinson later transitioned to the role of coaching consultant for the Cowboys and was replaced in his role as wide receivers coach by former Tennessee Volunteers head coach Derek Dooley.[1]


  1. ^ Watkins, Calvin. "Cowboys receivers getting used to new coach". ESPN.
1972 Liberty Bowl

The 1972 Liberty Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game that featured the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Iowa State Cyclones.

1977 New York Giants season

The 1977 New York Giants season was the franchise's 53rd season in the National Football League (NFL). The Giants had a 5–9 record in 1977 and finished in a tie for last place with the Philadelphia Eagles.The Giants selected defensive end Gary Jeter in the 1977 NFL Draft with the fifth overall pick. Before the season, the Giants signed quarterback Joe Pisarcik, who won the starting position to replace Craig Morton, whom they had traded to the Denver Broncos. New York won their opening game of the year against the Washington Redskins, prevailing 20–17 on a field goal by Joe Danelo in the final seconds. After losses in their next three games, victories over the San Francisco 49ers and Redskins evened the Giants’ record at 3–3. Afterwards, New York lost six of their last eight games. With a season-ending 12–9 defeat by the Chicago Bears in overtime, the team concluded the year at 5–9.Offensively, New York's season total of 181 points was lower than all but four of the 27 other NFL teams. Pisarcik started 11 of the Giants' 14 games in 1977 and threw for 1,346 yards, but had 14 passes intercepted and only four touchdowns. Bobby Hammond led the Giants in rushing with 154 carries for 577 yards. Doug Kotar and Larry Csonka also rushed for more than 450 yards each. The team's leading receiver statistically was Jimmy Robinson, who caught 22 passes for 422 yards and three touchdowns. Gary Shirk was the only other Giants player with multiple touchdown catches, while Johnny Perkins was second behind Robinson with 20 receptions. On defense, cornerback Bill Bryant led New York with three interceptions. For the second consecutive season, linebacker Brad Van Pelt was the only Giant to make the Pro Bowl.

1994 Indianapolis Colts season

The 1994 Indianapolis Colts season was the 42nd season for the team in the National Football League and 11th in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts finished the National Football League's 1994 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, and finished third in the AFC East division.

1997 Indianapolis Colts season

The 1997 Indianapolis Colts season was the 45th season for the team in the National Football League and 14th in Indianapolis. The Colts finished the National Football League’s 1997 season with a record of 3 wins and 13 losses, and finished fifth in the AFC East division. The Colts would start horribly, losing their first ten games for their worst start since 1986. They became only the second team to start 0–10 since 1987 after the 1993 Bengals, before an upset home win over eventual NFC Champion Green Bay. That would turn out to be the only good highlight all season for the Colts, as the team fell to a league-worst 3–13 record, and earned the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, where they selected quarterback Peyton Manning and created a dynasty for the Colts during the 2000s.

1998 New York Giants season

The 1998 New York Giants season was the team's 74th season in the National Football League. The team failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 10–5–1, winning only eight games and missing the playoffs. Perhaps the most memorable moment of the 1998 season took place during week 15, when the Giants defeated the previously undefeated Denver Broncos on a late touchdown pass from Kent Graham to Amani Toomer.

2004 New Orleans Saints season

The 2004 New Orleans Saints season was the team's 38th as a member of the National Football League (NFL). They matched their previous season's output of 8–8, and the team finished the season on a four-game winning streak, which was all the more remarkable because the Saints trailed at some point during every game. The 1978 Atlanta Falcons and the 2002 Cleveland Browns come closest to this record, winning eight games out of fifteen where they trailed at some point.

Bill Johnson (reed player)

William Luther "Bill" Johnson (30 September 1912 in Jacksonville, Florida – 5 July 1960 in New York City) was an American alto saxophonist, clarinetist, and arranger.

Johnson studied piano as a child and began playing the alto saxophone at the age of 16. After working with lesser-known bands he studied in conservatories in Wisconsin and Illinois, then attended Marquette University. While in Milwaukee he played with Jabbo Smith and others. He worked with Baron Lee and Tiny Bradshaw, and in 1936 joined Erskine Hawkins, with whom he performed into the early 1940s. His recordings with Hawkins include "Uptown Shuffle"' (1939, Bb 10504) and "Bear Mash Blues" (1942, Bb 30-0813); he also arranged the former title, as well as "Uncle Bud" (1941, Bb 11372), and he composed "Tuxedo Junction" with Hawkins. He appears with the latter’s band in the short film Deviled Hams (1937).

There's a record on Alert from around mid-1946 by "Bill Johnson and Orchestra," which is the beginning of his subsequent group, the Musical Notes. The members, as given on the label, were: Bill Johnson (alto sax), Ray Turner (tenor sax), Gene Brooks (drums), Clifton "Skeeter" Best (guitar), Jimmy Robinson (bass), and Egbert "Sharkie" Victor (piano). The song was "If I Was A Itty Bitty Girl," with vocals by Grace Smith (who had a couple of subsequent releases on National and Avalon).

Presumably those sides were recorded a bit earlier, since, by the Spring of 1946, several of the members had become the Musical Notes: Bill Johnson (tenor lead, alto sax and clarinet), West Indian Egbert Victor (baritone and piano), Clifton "Skeeter" Best (second tenor and guitar; he, too, seems to have been with Erskine Hawkins for a while), Jimmy Robinson (baritone/bass and bassist), and Gus Gordon (lead tenor and cocktail drums).

Bill Johnson and the Musical Notes recorded for Harlem, RCA, King, Regal, Tru-Blue, Ronnex (as the Bill Johnson Quartet), Jubilee (Ronnex masters), and Baton (Bill Johnson Quintet). Over the years, there were many personnel changes, but Bill and Gus Gordon were on all the recordings.

Johnson was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1957, which caused the breakup of the group, although he re-formed it on a couple of occasions.

Delia Bogard

Delia Bogard (June 26, 1921 - July 15, 1995) was an American film actress and dancer.

Detective (band)

Detective was an American/English rock band that toured and recorded in the late 1970s. Detective consisted of vocalist Michael Des Barres, guitarist Michael Monarch, bassist Bobby Pickett (not the 1960s singer of the same name), ex-Yes organist Tony Kaye, and drummer Jon Hyde. The band released two albums, Detective (produced by the band, Andy Johns and Jimmy Robinson) and It Takes One to Know One in 1977, as well as Live From The Atlantic Studios, a promotional LP recorded only for radio broadcast, in 1978.

"They were good," recalled Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, on whose Swan Song label Detective debuted. "That first album of theirs, it was really good. It should have been more popular, shouldn't it?"In support of their second album, It Takes One To Know One, Detective went on the road as the supporting act for Kiss. Kiss liked Detective so much that they actually considered recording one of their songs, "Ain't None Of Your Business", with Peter Criss on lead vocals. Demos exist of the Kiss version, but the song never made it onto a Kiss album or was ever played live.

Detective did go into the studio in 1978 with producer, Tom Dowd, to record their third album. While their first two albums were on Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label, Atlantic Records took over the band for their third release. Atlantic wanted a hit single from the band. Dowd brought in a song from a then unknown singer-songwriter named John Cougar, "I Need a Lover". According to Monarch, they really didn't want to record it, but they did. It remains unreleased to this day along with a couple of other original songs. Monarch went on to say that the members of Detective were moving in different directions and the group decided to disband.

Michael Des Barres from the band performed songs on the fourth episode of the first season of the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati as part of the fictional hoodlum rock group "Scum of the Earth".

Michael Des Barres (who played "Sir Charles Weatherbee" aka "Dog") and two other actors (Peter Elbling, as "Blood", and Jim Henderson, as "Nigel") played the part of the band during most of the TV show, but the band Detective performed on the end of the show segment.

Jimmy Robinson (Australian footballer)

Jimmy Robinson (15 November 1881 – 5 November 1947) was a former Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Jimmy Robinson (actor)

James O. Robinson Jr. (1918–1967) was an American film actor.

Jimmy Robinson (recording engineer)

James Kelly Robinson II (July 29, 1950, Washington, D.C. – January 6, 2018, New York) was an American recording engineer, record producer and musician. He was best known for his engineering techniques with both analogue and digital audio recordings with prominent popular pop and rock records in American music from the late 1960s to the present. In addition to his recording expertise, Robinson was also an accomplished musician in his own right and had been awarded gold records as both a saxophonist and bass guitarist.

Jimmy Robinson (rugby league)

James Robinson (birth unknown – death unknown) was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. He played at representative level for England, and at club level for Castleford, as a centre, i.e. number 3 or 4. He also appeared for Wigan (Heritage № 492) as a World War II guest player.

Mickey's Movies

Mickey's Movies is a 1928 silent short film in Larry Darmour's Mickey McGuire series starring a young Mickey Rooney. Directed by Albert Herman, the two-reel short was released to theaters on September 2, 1928 by FBO.

Mickey's Surprise

Mickey's Surprise is a 1929 short film in Larry Darmour's Mickey McGuire series starring a young Mickey Rooney. Directed by Albert Herman, the two-reel short was released to theaters on September 15, 1929 by RKO.

Paris (Paris album)

Paris is the eponymous debut album by the power trio Paris, which was active from 1975 to 1977. It was the only album recorded by the original Paris line up, as drummer Thom Mooney left shortly afterwards.

The songs on Paris were all written by guitarist/vocalist Bob Welch and are in a vein similar to Led Zeppelin. The album reached number 103 on the Billboard pop album chart.In 2013, Capital Records/USM Japan/Universal Music remastered and reissued a paper-sleeve album replica (Mini LP) SHM-CD version of Paris (TYCP-80036).

Penrod and Sam (1931 film)

Penrod and Sam is a 1931 American pre-Code comedy film directed by William Beaudine and starring Leon Janney and Frank Coghlan Jr. It is an adaptation of the novel Penrod and Sam by Booth Tarkington. Beaudine had previously directed a 1923 silent version Penrod and Sam, and was invited to remake his earlier success.

Record Plant

The Record Plant is a famous recording studio operating in Los Angeles, California which hosts top level artists and musicians. It is mainly known for its role in innovating the recording artist’s workspace, as well as being the site of many highly influential recordings over the decades, including notable albums such as The Eagles’ Hotel California,Eminem's The Marshal Mathers LP Guns N' Roses’ Appetite for Destruction and Kanye West’s The College Dropout. More recent albums recorded at Record Plant include Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP, Justin Bieber's Purpose and Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next.

The original location was founded in New York City by Gary Kellgren and Chris Stone in 1968, with the Los Angeles location opening in 1969 and a Sausalito, California location in 1972. During the 1980s the New York and Sausalito studios ended up under different ownership, with the New York studio closing in 1987 and the Sausalito studio closing in 2008. The Los Angeles studio continues in operation, and was purchased by songwriter/producer Philip Lawrence in 2016.

The Record Plant in New York was the first studio to give the recording artist a comfortable, casual environment rather than the clinical setting that was the norm through the 1960s. Kellgren and Stone brought this same vision to their Los Angeles and Sausalito properties. Stone later said of Kellgren, "He single-handedly was responsible for changing studios from what they were—fluorescent lights, white walls and hardwood floors—to the living rooms that they are today." The remaining Los Angeles location continues the founders’ vision by offering additional VIP lounges for the artists, as well as the early signatures of Kellgren’s vision, a Jacuzzi and billiard table.

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